Cyclone Fani: Dharmendra Pradhan holds review meeting at Bhubaneswar IOCL headquarter
Days after cyclone Fani wreaked havoc in parts of Odisha, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday held a review meeting at the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) headquarters here.
The meeting comes two days after IOCL donated Rs 5 crore for restoration of Jagannath temple.
“Cyclone Fani badly hit three coastal districts including Puri, Khurda and Cuttack. There were 234 petrol pumps in all three districts and now 232 of them are functioning. 100 per cent normalcy is expected within a week,” Pradhan told media here.
“To fulfil the necessity, eight mobile diesel vans have been provided and will work as petrol pump in several locations. LPG cylinders are sufficient to provide consumers as per need. There is a need for state government’s corporation in selling kerosene,” he added.
Nearly 6 lakh houses were damaged after the ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ Fani hit Odisha coast in Puri district on May 3. At least 41 people lost their lives and around 1.48 crore people were affected due to cyclone ‘Fani‘, the state government informed on Tuesday. (ANI)